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Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by norfolkngood on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:09 pm

Hi all

Work will take me to London in the new year and I'll fit in a visit to the guitar shops on Denmark Street (bet I'll find me no Westones though!). I will be on the lookout for a couple of bits for my 1985 Spectrum SX and wonder if anyone can help ....

1) The plastic tip on the pick-up selector switch is missing, is this pointed (like a Strat's) or shaped like a little barrel?

2) Am I likely to be able to find knobs to match the original black plastic ones?

Also, and because I'm getting geeky for originality now, the guitar had two trem bars in the gig-bag, one matt black and straight and the other chrome with a bend. Which would have been the original?

Cheers for any help and best to all on here for 2010 Wink

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by corsair on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:44 pm

Have a look at my ST...



... that's the OEM bar, and the switch tip is a wee barrel. The knobs.... well, that's the Holy Grail, my friend; they're as rare as chickens lips, eh!! However, one of the clever buggers in here has found this site...

http://www.radioverzameling.nl/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_15&products_id=745&zenid=5ch48qksppelh9q1ha83cg67s7

...and they look good!!

Happy New Year, bro!!

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by norfolkngood on Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:03 am

Hey Corsair!

Thanks for the quick reply, a wee barrel it will be!

Seen the hi-fi knobs, could be a plan there Wink

Rog

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:27 pm

For an old travellin' guy with no visible means of shelter Corsair does manage rather well doesn't he?

Hey Norfolkngood, if you're gonna try them knobs let us know how they work out, eh?
There shall be great rejoicing in the streets if they fit...and munkieNL shall be crowned the King of Spectrum-land fer finding 'em!!

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:30 pm

It's not really possible to compare the ST an SX, they have different switches and trem systems. The knob on the 5 way switch on the SX should be pointed, the trem arm should have a bend in it.

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by corsair on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:40 pm

I agree; the ST is the basic bones model and will have budget kit on it ....BUT, the bar on the SX in .info's data looks exactly like the ST one, so probably not too far away for all intents and porpoises - shame we can't see the switch tip, eh!! If memory serves - not always a reliable proposition!! - my GT has a barrel switch tip....

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:18 pm

Probably does,all the 3 way switches i've seen on Westones do. None of the 5 way (Strat style) switches do though.

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:04 pm

Forgot to mention, the tips on the ST/GT won't fit - all the 3 way switches use screw on tips, the 5 way switch tips are push fit

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:26 pm

For what it's worth here are mine for comparison:
Spectrum GX
Concord II

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by hendrik on Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:23 am

Hi,

these knobs and switches should be the originals:

Spectrum ST

Spectrum SX

Spectrum LX

Happy new year,

H.

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by north-west-one on Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:16 am

Hendrik,
What LX model is shown in your picture of knobs and switches.
The switches do not appear on any other LX just the three knobs.
Confused Fraser!
.............and a happy new year to all Westonians.

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by Westbone on Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:05 pm

It's an LX Bass. Good new year to all.

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Re: Bit of help on Spectrum please

Post by munkieNL on Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:51 pm

I found a guy here in Holland who makes repro knobs for old radios. Scroll down a bit:
http://www.radioverzameling.nl/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=14&zenid=ti76rgk7eju5h35c6hb29msbq6

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